SINGAPORE—Steven Liew, former associate general counsel and chief government relations officer for eBay Asia Pacific, has joined APCO Worldwide as executive director. Based in APCO’s Singapore office, Liew will counsel APCO’s clients on media relations, corporate communications, crisis management, competitive positioning and business strategy.

Liew previously managed a team of 17 based in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, Sydney and Singapore to provide corporate affairs and government relations support to businesses including PayPal.

While at eBay in 2010, Steven co-founded the Asia Internet Coalition, an advocacy group representing some of the biggest names in the Internet industry such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn, SalesForce and eBay. He served as chairman of the Coalition in 2012 and 2013.

Prior to eBay, Liew was Nokia’s Asia Pacific brand protection manager and Louis Vuitton Malletier’s Greater China anti-counterfeiting head. In both roles, he developed and implemented intellectual property rights programs.  He previously served as a solicitor at Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong before co-founding Markvess Consultants.